Voter Registration

Who Can Register to Vote?

You may register to vote in Massachusetts if:

  • You are a citizen of the United States; and
  • You will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election; and
  • You are a resident of Massachusetts; and
  • You are not currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction.

If you meet the above requirements, you may register to vote online, by mail, or in-person. The deadline to register to vote in any election or regular town meeting is twenty (20) days prior to the date of the election or meeting.

How to Register to Vote

Register Online:

In order to register to vote online, you must have a signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you currently have a Massachusetts driver's license or state ID card, you may use the online voter registration application to register, update your address, or change your party affiliation. Voter registration forms submitted online must be submitted by midnight on the date of the voter registration deadline.

Register Online

Massachusetts citizens who do not have identification issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles can still complete an application online which they can print, sign and mail or hand-deliver to the Worcester Election Office.

Register by Mail:

If you do not qualify to register to vote online, or if you would prefer to register by mail, you may download a voter registration form. The form must be completed, signed, and delivered to the Worcester Election Office. Voter registration forms submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the voter registration deadline.

Register in-person:

If you would like to register in-person, you may do so by visiting the Election Office.

Inactive Voter

Voters become inactive from the Voting List when they (1) do not respond to the Worcester Annual Street Listing; (2) move within the City and do not submit a change of address with the Election Office; or (3) move out of the City and have not registered to vote in their new city or town.

What Does It Mean?

Address Change

You must update your voter registration every time you move. If you have moved, you may update your registration by filling out a new voter registration form. If you move after the deadline to register to vote in a state election or primary, you should wait to update your registration until after the date of the election or primary, and return to vote at your previous polling place in Massachusetts. State law allows you to vote from a previous address in a state election for up to six month after you have moved, as long as you have not registered elsewhere.

Change Address Online

Address Change Form

Political Parties

If you wish to change your party enrollment, you may do so by filling out a new voter registration form. Members of political parties may vote only in their own party's primary elections. Unenrolled voters commonly referred to as "Independents" and members of political designations or minor parties may vote in the party primary of their choice. Choosing to vote in a particular party's primary does NOT enroll you as a member of that party.

Change Enrollment Form

Have a Question?

What should I do if I registered to vote and I have not heard from my election official?

If you have NOT received confirmation of your voter status from the Worcester Election office within 2 or 3 weeks from the date you registered please contact the Election Office

Contact Information

Election Commission
City Hall Room 208
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

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Phone: 508-799-1134
Fax: 508-799-1137
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